An Opportunity for Impact
At LifePoint we are a people who say yes to Jesus. And God continues to lead us beyond ourselves and onto His mission. In this season at LifePoint, we want to step deeper into this call. We’re calling this new season, “Beyond.” We’re stepping out in faith, trusting God for an impact beyond our walls, beyond this generation, beyond all that we can ask or even imagine!
One aspect of this season is the construction of a new home for LifePoint. We believe that a building isn’t just a place to meet, it’s an extension of our identity and mission in the community; it’s an opportunity to impact our community with the hope and good news of Jesus. God has led our church family to a space dedicated to just such an impact: a 7.65-acre plot of land on Quincy’s southeast side (Harrison and 39th), directly adjacent to one of the new K-5 elementary schools.
We envision a space that facilitates our mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus: an environment that is open and welcoming to the lost; ministry space that allows us to respond to needs in our community; a place for teaching, equipping, and multiplying disciples on mission with Jesus. What an opportunity for a God-sized impact in our city one that changes lives, families, and our community!
A Plan to Act!
[√] Purchase the 7.65 acres as an invest in the future our church and our community.
[√] Alongside our architect, David Wilde, we have designed 13k-feet of dedicated space for the Jesus Mission. This space will allow us to grow deeper (worship, teaching, and family ministry) and reach wider (community engagement, local outreach, and partner support).
[√] We have begun developing a relationship with the principal at the new Harrison site school. The needs and opportunities are many! Our partnership with the school (which is slated to open in the fall of 2019) is an expression of our desire to serve our neighbors and bless the city.
[√] Build! Breaking ground in the spring of 2018, we’re working with Maas Construction to expand our ministry capacity with a 300-seat auditorium; dedicated space for kids, students, teaching, worship, and offices; and sufficient space for Sunday morning and mid-week activities.
[ ] We’re anticipating a campus launch in late 2018!
We’re anticipating a total project cost around $3 million, above and beyond our current operating expenses. This includes the purchase of the land, site work, construction costs, audio-visual, and furnishing. With $1 million in hand, we hope to raise at least an additional $1 million (included in our Beyond Fund total goal) and believe that we can responsibly borrow an additional $1 million for this project. This is a season of intentional and sacrificial generosity for our church family. Over 2018-2019, we’re focusing all of our generosity (tithes, offerings, and building contributions) into one fund. This single fund will provide the resources needed for our building project and our ongoing operating expenses. Considering both of these categories, our elders project our total financial needs for this season at $2.5 million to fund the ministry to which God is calling us (building project + operating expenses). Because we’re funding all ministry through this single “Beyond Fund,” every Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate and contribute to this project and season in the life of our church.
If you’re new around LifePoint, this is a great season to join us on the mission of Jesus. Your joyful and sacrificial generosity will make a real impact in our church, in Quincy, and around the world! If you have any questions about this season, our Beyond fund, or ways to contribute, Chris Woodard (our Executive Pastor of Operations) would be happy to talk about ways to join in what God is doing here: email@example.com or (217) 277-7772.
This is an important time for Quincy and the area: new schools, new business investments, expanding development. As our community turns a corner, will the church be there? Once again God is calling. This will take all of us, saying yes, laying everything at His feet, watching expectantly to see what He will do through us.